During cancer treatment, one of the most common side-effects is fatigue. At the same time the emotional upheaval of being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment can be draining. When it does, try this grounding, nurturing yoga practice.
Ankle stability is a key component of balance — a foundational and often overlooked part of good health. So why do we lose ankle mobility and strength as we get older? What happens when we have wobbly or stiff ankles? How can you work on your ankles when you fear falling? Read on to learn the answers along with four yoga poses for keeping your ankles strong and stable.
As we get older, poor postural habits can have a domino-effect on our entire bodies stressing joints as well as internal organs of the heart, lungs and digestive tract. Quite often, pain or injury stems from postural imbalances. That is why improving your posture, strength and mobility can help you move more freely with less pain and stiffness. Fortunately, it is never too late to improve your posture.
Ever catch a glimpse of yourself in a store window and feel horrified at how hunched your posture is? Many of our daily activities—driving in a car, working at a computer—contribute to the rounding of the upper back and shoulders. So does stress. Try this four yoga poses perfect for releasing upper back tension so you can stand taller.
Understanding the role of the big toe points out why you should include toe mobility exercises in your yoga routine. Here’s a brief primer on the anatomy of your big toe as well as three yoga exercises you can do to wake up and strengthen your all-important big toes.